A rare selection of some of the finest Syrah from an array of superb producers
We have a collection of some of the worlds finest Syrahs, all of which sit comfortably among the best in their class and are perfect examples of their regions. Steeped in critical acclaim, each boasts reviews from The Wine Advocate of at least 98 points. 2009 in Northern Rhone and 2005 in South Australia were great vintages and these are wines that are at the very pinnacle of quality and will age gracefully for many decades.
We don't often see the wines come to market, and we only have very small amounts. Due to this orders will be subject to confirmation and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Ermitage l’Ermite Rouge 2009, Michel Chapoutier
£475 Per Case (3x75cl) In Bond
"Another monumental effort from Michel Chapoutier, it possesses copious notes of smoky asphalt, black truffles, pen ink, graphite and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of flowers and crushed rocks. Extremely full-bodied with abundant sweet tannins, amazing penetration on the palate and a long finish, this historic effort should age effortlessly for 50-100+ years."
98+pts Robert Parker
Hermitage La Chapelle 2009, Paul Jaboulet Aine
£740 Per Case (6x75cl) In Bond
"It will be thrilling to follow the 2009 and 2010 La Chapelles over the coming 40-50 years. Much more sexy, voluptuous and layered than the 2010, the 2009 Hermitage la Chapelle offers sensational levels of extract and concentration to go with notes of cassis, black raspberries, coffee bean, toasted bread and sweet spice. Beautifully pure, layered, and yet massively endowed, with sweet tannin, it will be drinkable at an earlier age than the 2010, but I suspect will be just as long lived. It's a true tour de force in Hermitage!"
98pts Jen Dunnuck (robertparker.com)
Ermitage le Meal Rouge 2011, Michel Chapoutier
£650 Per Case (6x75cl) In Bond
One of the wines of the vintage, the spectacular 2011 Ermitage Le Meal is borderline perfection. Loaded with dark fruits, charcoal, roasted herbs, liquid violet and crushed rock-like minerality, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness, layers of texture and superb concentration. Offering uncommon richness and texture in the vintage, it should have two decades of longevity (and be drinkable for most of it).
98pts Jeb Dunnuck (robertparker.com)
Astralis 2005, Clarendon Hills
£750 Per Case (6x75cl) In Bond
A great classic, the inky/purple-colored 2005 Syrah Astralis is a 40-50 year effort. Although closed, it displays gorgeous but subtle notes of smoked meats, black currants, graphite, new saddle leather, truffles, and blackberries. Remarkably elegant for a wine of such power and intensity, this complex, rich, full-bodied, backward Syrah has totally absorbed its aging in 100% French oak, and appears set for a long life. If you plan on drinking it over the next 4-5 years, it will need 24 hours of decanting. It should be at its finest between 2012-2035
98-100pts Robert Parker
Please be advised, we only have very small quantities of these wines. We expect to sell out and will allocate on a first come first served basis.
Wines are ready to ship immediately.
Please call or email us to secure your order. E&OE
Genesis Wines Trade Team